Township of Swatara, PA
Lebanon County
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[Ord. 39, 5/12/1994, § 1]
As used in this Part, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
AUTHORITY
The City of Lebanon Authority, a body corporate and politic, organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
BUILDING MAIN
Extension from the water system of any structure to the lateral of a main.
IMPROVED PROPERTY
Any property within the Township of Swatara upon which there is erected a structure intended for continuous or periodic habitation, occupancy or use by human beings or animals.
A. 
Part of the water system extending from a main to the curb line, or, if there shall be no curb line, extending to the property line.
B. 
If no such lateral shall be provided, lateral shall mean that portion of, or place in, a main which is provided for connection of any building main.
MAIN
Any pipe or conduit constituting a part of the water system used or usable for water distribution purposes.
OWNER
Any person vested with ownership, legal or equitable, sole or partial, of any improved property.
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, company, association, society, trust, corporation, municipality, municipal authority or other group or entity.
WATER SYSTEM
All facilities, as of any particular time, for production, transmission, storage and distribution of water in the Township of Swatara, owned by the City of Lebanon Authority, for maintenance, operation and use.
[Ord. 39, 5/12/1994, § 2]
1. 
The owner of any improved property abutting upon the water system shall connect such improved property with and shall use such water system in such manner as the Township of Swatara may require, within 90 days after notice to such owner by the Township of Swatara to make such connection; provided, that no owner with a building located more than 300 feet from a water main shall be required to connect; subject to such limitation and restrictions as shall be established herein or otherwise shall be established by the City of Lebanon Authority.
2. 
The notice by the Township of Swatara to make connection to a main referred to in Subsection 1 shall consist of a copy of this Part, including any amendments and/or supplements at the time in effect, or a summary of each section thereof, and a written or printed document requiring the connection in accordance with the provisions of this Part and specifying the date such notice is given or served. Such notice may be given or served at any time after a main is in place which can deliver water to the particular improved property. Such notice shall be given or served upon the owner in accordance with law.
[Ord. 39, 5/12/1994, § 3; as amended by Ord. 44, 6/11/1998]
1. 
No person shall uncover, connect with, make any opening into, use, alter or disturb, in any manner, any main or any part of the water system without first obtaining a permit in writing from the City of Lebanon Authority.
2. 
Application for a permit required under Subsection 1 of this section shall be made by the owner of the improved property served or to be served with notice as provided in § 26-102, Subsection 1, or by the duly authorized agent of such owner.
3. 
No person shall make or shall cause to be made a connection of any improved property to a main until such person fulfills each of the following conditions:
A. 
Notify the City of Lebanon Authority of the desire and intention to connect such improved property to a main.
B. 
Apply for and obtain a permit as required by Subsection 1 of this section.
C. 
Give the City of Lebanon Authority at least 24 hours' notice before such connection will be made in order that the City of Lebanon Authority may supervise and inspect or may cause to be supervised and inspected the work of connection and necessary testing.
D. 
If applicable, furnish satisfactory evidence to the City of Lebanon Authority that any tapping (or connection) fee which may be charged and imposed by the City of Lebanon Authority against the owner of each improved property who connects such improved property to a main has been paid.
4. 
Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, each improved property shall be connected separately and independently with a main through a building main. Grouping of more than one improved property on one building main shall not be permitted, except under special circumstances and for good cause shown, but then only after special permission of the City of Lebanon Authority, in writing, shall have been secured and only subject to such rules, regulations and conditions as may be prescribed by the City of Lebanon Authority.
5. 
All costs and expenses of construction of a building main and all costs and expenses of connection of a building main to a main shall be borne by the owner of the improved property to be connected; and such owner shall indemnify and shall save harmless the Township of Swatara and the City of Lebanon Authority from all loss or damage that may be occasioned, directly or indirectly, as a result of construction of building main or of connection of a building main to a main.
6. 
A building main shall be connected to a main at the place designated by the City of Lebanon Authority, and where, if applicable, the lateral is provided. A smooth, neat joint shall be made and the connection of a building main to the lateral shall be made secure and watertight.
7. 
If the owner of any improved property located within the Township of Swatara and abutting upon the water system, subject to the exception provided for in § 26-102, Subsection 1, after 90 days' notice from the Township of Swatara, in accordance with § 26-102, Subsection1, shall fail to connect such improved property, the Township of Swatara or the City of Lebanon Authority may construct such connection and collect from such owner the costs and expenses thereof in any manner permitted by law.
8. 
From and after the passage of this Part, it shall be unlawful for any person owning property abutting or adjoining any street or alley in the Township of Swatara in which a water main is available to maintain any cross connections between a pipe or fixture carrying water furnished by the City of Lebanon Authority and a pipe or fixture carrying water from any other source, which is not under permit with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and authorized by the City of Lebanon. In such cases as a second source of water exists, complete separation of the two systems must be maintained at all times.
[Ord. 39, 5/12/1994, § 4]
1. 
No building main shall be covered until it has been inspected and approved by the City of Lebanon Authority. If any part of a building main is covered before so being inspected and approved, it shall be uncovered for inspection, at the cost and expense of the owner of the improved property to be connected to a main.
2. 
Every building main of any improved property shall be maintained in a sanitary and safe operating condition by the owner of such improved property.
3. 
Every excavation for a building main shall be guarded adequately with barricades and lights to protect all persons from damage and injury. Any street, sidewalk or other public property disturbed in the course of installation of a building main shall be restored, at the cost and expense of the owner of the improved property being connected, in a manner satisfactory to the Township of Swatara.
4. 
If any person shall fail or shall refuse, upon receipt of a notice in writing of the City of Lebanon Authority to remedy any unsatisfactory condition with respect to a building main within 60 days of receipt of such notice, the City of Lebanon Authority may refuse to permit such person to be served by the water system until such unsatisfactory condition shall have been remedied to the satisfaction of the City of Lebanon Authority.
5. 
The City of Lebanon Authority reserves the right to adopt, from time to time, additional rules and regulations it shall deem necessary and proper relating to connections with a main and with the water system, which additional rules and regulations, to the extent appropriate, shall be construed at part of this Part.
[Ord. 39, 5/12/1994, § 5; as amended by Ord. 44, 6/11/1998]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a Magisterial District Judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.